Tag: Madrid

COVID Turbulence: Air India To Close Down 5 European Stations

New Delhi: National carrier Air India has decided to close down five of its European stations to reduce costs and streamline operations in the COVID era. The airline will close down the Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm, Madrid, and Milan stations. The move will effectively cease the airline’s operations to these destinations as and when normal international […]

Spain Sees Spike In Coronavirus Deaths, Toll Nears 500

Madrid: Spain, which had reported 309 coronavirus-related deaths till Monday, saw the fatalities surge to 491 on Tuesday, reports said. The number of confirmed cases also soared by 2,000 to 11,178, in the country, which had like many fellow European nations, closed its borders and ordered a partial lockdown. From midnight, Spain began stopping cars […]

Madrid Talks Did Not Result In Agreement: UN Climate Chief

Delhi: Days after the conclusion of the longest climate change negotiations in Madrid, the UN climate chief has admitted that the talks did not result in an agreement. The disagreement among the developed and developing nations was on guidelines for a much-needed carbon market — an essential part of the toolkit to raise ambition that […]

COP25 Climate Summit Opens In Madrid

Madrid: The UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) opened here in the Spanish capital on Monday, where delegates are discussing measures to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement amid unclear prospects and challenges to multilateralism. The opening ceremony began with a warning from Hoesung Lee, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): “If we continue […]

Djokovic outsmarts Tsitsipas to clinch third Madrid title

Madrid: Serbian tennis superstar Novak Djokovic defeated Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in the Madrid Open final, claiming his third title at the clay-court event and 33rd ATP Masters 1000 crown. “These are the best tournaments, biggest tournaments we have in our sport, in the ATP, of course alongside the Grand Slams,” Efe news quoted […]

Nadal holds top spot in ATP rankings, Djokovic in 2nd

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal maintained the top spot of men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 7,660 points. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic climbed one spot up to the second, after claiming the Shanghai Masters title for the fourth time in a row on Sunday, only 215 points away from Nadal’s […]

Halep secures year-end No.1 WTA ranking for 2nd year in a row

Madrid: Romanian tennis star Simona Halep secured the year-end world No. 1 spot in the WTA rankings for the second year in a row, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Monday. The triumph was bittersweet for Halep, 27, as she had announced on October 2 that a herniated disc injury to her back was […]

Nadal stays on top of ATP rankings

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,760 points. Switzerland’s Roger Federer came in second in this week’s top 10, ahead of Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, reports Efe. Further down the rankings, Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan rocketed 76 spots […]

Nadal stays atop ATP rankings

Madrid: Spain’s Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday. Nadal has 9,310 points, while Switzerland’s Roger Federer maintained his second place in this week’s top 10 that witnessed no changes, ahead of Germany’s Alexander Zverev, reports Efe. Further down the […]

41 injured in train crash outside of Madrid

Madrid: Emergency services have confirmed 41 people have been injured, four of them seriously, after a local train collided with the buffers at the station of Alcala de Henares, to the east of Madrid on Friday afternoon. The causes of the accident, which happened at around 4.00 p.m., are as yet unknown, but the train […]

Catalonia independence declaration from Spain on hold

Madrid: Catalan leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain but suspended it to allow talks with the government in Madrid. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to […]

Spain expels North Korean ambassador

New York: The Spanish government has informed North Korea’s ambassador to Madrid, Kim Hyok Chol, that he must leave the country before the end of the month, officials said. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis announced that the North Korean diplomat was called to the Foreign Ministry on Monday to be informed of Madrid’s decision to […]